© 2020 RJ Smith.


Launched in August 2019, through Polite I aim to promote art and ideas that favour truth, quality and humour over trends, righteousness and experimentation for its own sake.

I publish work corresponding to the following categories:​

What's Good: Short reviews of a film, book or band that is under-appreciated or misunderstood. 


Essays & General Reviews: Longer form essays and analytical reviews concerning a current issue, recently released work or work of contemporary relevance. 


FictionShort stories, novel excerpts.

If you're interested in submitting work for publication on this site click here.


I am an Australian writer living in Paris. I grew up in Sydney and have lived in London and Rio de Janeiro.


Aside from writing I teach law at Paris universities I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and X (Nanterre).


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